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LG launches mosquito-repelling air con

LG launches mosquito-repelling air con
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What’s better than an air conditioner to beat the summer heat?

An air conditioner that not only keeps you cool but fights dengue-causing mosquitoes as well.

After coming up with air conditioners that fight air pollution and humidity, LG Electronics now offers a new air conditioner–the LG Mosquito Away Residential Air Conditioner–equipped with technology that repels mosquitoes, including dengue-causing ones.

“Our new Mosquito Away residential air conditioners will help Filipino families protect themselves from the fatal dengue disease. It is once again our way of putting technology to good use,” says Steve Kim, vice president for LG Philippines’ Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions group.

The Mosquito Away RAC utilizes a speaker generating ultrasonic wave that makes inaudible u-wave at a specific frequency of over 30kH that is completely harmless to humans.

The anti-dengue air conditioner has been tested by Dr. Pio A. Javier, research professor of the Crop Protection Cluster of University of the Philippines, Los Baños. Test results showed that the LG RAC is capable of repelling indigenous mosquitoes, the dengue-causing Aedes aegypti, at a very high success rate of 82.71 percent.

Aside from its Mosquito Away feature, the new LG RAC boasts of a low voltage starter that allows the unit to operate at lower voltage in lower temperatures. Its jet cooling feature, meanwhile allows for quick cooling.

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